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The Kingdom of Swaziland: A Royal Experience

In short: big things come in small packages. The intriguing kingdom of Swaziland is diminutive but boasts a huge checklist for any visitor. Rewarding wildlife watching? Tick. Adrenaline-boosting activities such as rafting and mountain biking? Tick. Lively and colourful local culture, with celebrations and ceremonies still common practice? Tick. Plus there are superb walking trails, stunning mountain and flatland scenery, varied accommodation options and excellent, high-quality handicrafts.

Unlike South Africa, Swaziland has managed to hold on to that slow-down-this-is-Africa feeling and that’s why it’s gaining in popularity. Everything remains small and personable and the atmosphere is remarkably relaxed. Instead of making a flying visit here on your way to Kruger National Park, KwaZulu-Natal or Mozambique, consider staying at least a week to do the country justice. If you plan a visit during the winter months, try to make it coincide with the Umhlanga (reed) festival, one of Africa's biggest cultural events.

www.thekingdomofswaziland.com

Despite being the smallest country in the Southern hemisphere, Swaziland more than makes up for its lack of size with a hugely diverse range of attractions and activities.

As one of the few remaining Executive Monarchies in Africa, culture and heritage are deeply engrained in all aspects of Swazi life, ensuring an unforgettable experience for all who visit.

As well as the rich culture, the overwhelming friendliness of the people makes all visitors feel truly welcome and very safe. Add to that a stunning landscapes of mountains and valleys, forests and plains; plus wildlife reserves across the country that are home to The Big Five, and you have all that’s best about Africa in one small but perfectly formed and welcoming country.

Production Company:
Backpacker Films, LLC
www.backpackerfilms.com

Very Special Thank You:
King Mswati III of the Kingdom of Swaziland
Swaziland Tourism Authority
Written, Produced, Directed, Filmed, & Edited by:
Jeremy Là Zelle // Greg Taylor

Voice-Over Narration by // Bonsile Blacknote Nxumalo

Executive Producer // Melusi "Zox" Dlamini

Producer // Claudia Roques & Joe Roques
Producer // Darron Raw
Producer // John Carmichael
Producer // Signhild Brosvik
Producer(s) // Kerry James & Niels Jessen
Producer // Marie Dahl

Graphic Assistant // Lefa Magagula
Tech Manager: Timmy Chang

Cast:
King Mswati III of the Kingdom of Swaziland, Sands, Tony Tsabedze, Jeremy Là Zelle, Greg Taylor, Darron Raw, Nikki Jacobsz, Paula Fredin, Mandla "DJ Muscle" Reissmann, Hannah Brown, Benjamin Swazi Vincent, Clarence Preat, Niels Jessen, Kerry James, Nathalie Bauer, Yvonne Meier, Stephanie Login-McGinn, Matthew McGinn, Gcie, Luisa, Christine, Nathalie, Mane, Robert, Christy Hing, Members of Mantenga Reserve, Cultural Village.

Special Thanks: Swazi Trails Team, Nombhuyiselo Nxumalo, Ruth Croucamp, Bheki Gadlela, Melusi Mothata, Denzyl Mcfaden, Sipho Tfwala, Dumsani Dlamini

Black Mamba Chilli
http://blackmambachilli.com

Swazi Trails
http://www.swazitrails.co.sz

Summerfield Luxury Resort & Botanical Garden
http://www.summerfieldresort.com

Baobab-Batik
http://www.baobab-batik.com

Tsandza Handweaving
http://rosecraft.net

Dust and Boots
http://dustandboots.com

Guba Swaziland
http://www.gubaswaziland.org

Mogi Boutique Hotel
http://www.mogiafrica.com

Big Game Parks
http://biggameparks.org

Sibebe Brewery
http://www.swazilandbeverages.com

Dombeya Game Reserve
http://www.dombeya.org

All Out Africa
http://alloutafrica.com

Nkonyeni Golf Estate
http://www.nkonyeni.co.za

Mantenga Reserve, Cultural Village

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